After security and economic agreements, Morocco and Israel extend their cooperation to regular immigration. Within a month, Moroccans will be able to fly to the Jewish state to work there legally.
Israel and Morocco concluded an agreement on Tuesday, June 21, providing for the recruitment of workers from the Cherifian kingdom in the nursing and construction sectors, the Office of the Israeli Minister of the Interior announced.
This agreement was reached during a visit to Rabat by Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked, the same source said.
“The goal is to start within a month to bring Moroccan workers to Israel in the nursing and construction sectors,” she said, after having exchanges with the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs. , Nasser Bourita.
Israel and Morocco normalized their diplomatic relations in December 2020, as part of the Abraham Accords, a series of peace treaties negotiated under the aegis of the United States and intended to normalize relations between the Jewish state and the Arab countries.
In return, the Trump administration recognized Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara. This desert territory with soil rich in natural resources has been at the heart of a conflict for several decades between Morocco, which controls 80% of it, and the Sahrawi separatists of the Polisario Front, supported by Algeria.
During his meeting with the head of Moroccan diplomacy, Ayelet Shaked “publicly gave Israel’s support for Moroccan sovereignty in the Sahara for the first time”, according to the press release from his office.
Rabat and Tel Aviv concluded a security cooperation framework agreement in November 2021 during a visit to Rabat by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. The two countries also signed an economic cooperation agreement last February which aims in particular to quadruple bilateral trade.